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Wylie loses to Naaman Forest

Wylie loses to Naaman Forest

The Pirates (2-2, 2-5) allowed 28 points in the second half, losing to Naaman Forest 42-21. Play of the Game: Jaden Flores records pick-six against the Pirates Things started strong for Wylie against Naaman Forest (3-1, 3-1). After the first half, the Pirates held...

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Principal embraces role of leader of students, teachers

Principal embraces role of leader of students, teachers

Tiffany Doolan started at Wylie East High School as its principal for the 2020-21 school year, a time of turbulence for all schools because of the pandemic.  Doolan, who was the former assistant principal at East, recently talked about her job as the leader of the...

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Council explores fund balance spending

Council explores fund balance spending

 Wylie voters will go to the polls in November to determine the fate of a $50.1 million bond issue.  But money for certain projects not on the bond can be paid for with other city funds.  At a work session last month, Wylie City Councilmembers offered...

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Braves win district opener over Wills Point

Braves win district opener over Wills Point

The Community High School football team entered district competition with high expectations. In their first five games, the Braves (1-0, 4-2) have found offensive production, averaging 31 points per game. Community scored 50 points and finished with 548 total yards...

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Council to hold hearing on restaurant

Council to hold hearing on restaurant

The Wylie City Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday to consider and act upon a change of zoning from Commercial Corridor to Commercial Corridor Special Use Permit, to allow for a restaurant with drive-through service on 0.975 acres, property...

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Sports

Abraham qualifies to regional cross country meet

Abraham qualifies to regional cross country meet

Anjelika Abraham qualified for the third straight season, as the Wylie East cross country season competed at the district championship at Myers Park in McKinney Tuesday, Oct. 12. The senior finished ninth overall out of 48 runners in the girls varsity 5K (19:50.60)....

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Wylie finishes 21st in Jesuit

Wylie finishes 21st in Jesuit

The Wylie Pirates sent their boys varsity team to the Jesuit XC Classic. Performing against 37 teams, the Pirates finished 21st overall last Saturday with 612 points. They were one point behind Little Elm, who finished 20th, and well behind leaders out of Plano West...

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East struggles in shutout loss

East struggles in shutout loss

Wylie East (0-2, 2-3) surrendered 35 points in the first half, and allowed 21 points in the second half to lose to Longview (2-0, 5-1) 56-0 at Lobo Stadium last Friday night. On their first offensive possession, the Raiders drove into Longview territory, trying to...

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Wylie Pirates defeat Rowlett Eagles

Wylie Pirates defeat Rowlett Eagles

The Wylie Pirates (2-1, 2-4) scored 28 consecutive points to earn a 31-13 win over the Rowlett Eagles. Thoughts from Coach Jimmy Carter: “When we got our first win last week, we talked about building off that confidence,” Carter said. “We know who we are, we’re the...

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Education

Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Teachers excited to have children back in classrooms

Whitt Elementary School fourth-grade math teacher Mad­ison Shattuck missed the con­ventional rhythms of classroom instruction last year. “Excited is mainly what I am,” she said about the return to normal classroom teaching this year, when teachers will have classes in...

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Educator looks back with fondness on career

Educator looks back with fondness on career

When longtime teachers leave the profession, many if not all leave with lasting mem­ories. For Wylie High School re­tiree Teri Harrington, who re­tired at the end of the 2020-21 school year, those 23 years of memories came inside and out­side the classroom. Harrington...

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Teacher enjoyed connections in classrooms

Teacher enjoyed connections in classrooms

Steve Boatman met a reali­ty this winter he had not dealt with in decades. He was not in school. Whether as a student or teacher, Boatman has been in a place of learning since he was a boy, stretching back to the 1960s. Boatman retired mid-year from Wylie ISD’s Whitt...

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Student contributes collection boxes to center

Student contributes collection boxes to center

Gretchen Tschetter found a way to help people and earn personal awards, too, by build­ing and donating cabinets that hold food and other items. A rising senior at Wylie High School and St. Paul resident, Gretchen belongs to the Ameri­can Heritage Girls organization,...

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Life & Style

Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Artisan, inventor fuse marriage, creativity

Sue Darte blames her daugh­ter and a jewelry making class she took nine years ago for ig­niting a passion for the art of fusing glass. “A retail glass company had a Groupon coupon and I brought my daughter-in-law with me to make two pieces of jewelry,” Sue said. In...

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Try a new way to travel

Try a new way to travel

Despite the COVID-19 pan­demic, families are still finding ways to make the most of un­usual schedules to plan a get­away. With more flexible work and school arrangements, many families are embracing the idea of a “flexcation,” an emerging travel trend where families...

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Opinion

Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Texans urged to roll up their sleeves

Gov. Greg Abbott and other Texas leaders are rolling up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to encourage the public to follow suit. “I will never ask any Texan to do something that I’m not willing to do myself,” Abbott said before getting vaccinated at a...

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Trade enforcement creates American jobs

Trade enforcement creates American jobs

Roughly one in four American workers has filed for unemployment since the pandemic began. To stem the historic tide of unemployment, policymakers quickly put together a series of legislative packages to help companies keep their workers on payroll. An often-overlooked...

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How can we police our communities better?

How can we police our communities better?

The killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis was a brutal, senseless and avoidable tragedy, and one our country has witnessed countless times before. In many ways, his death was the match that ignited na­tionwide conversations about the racial injustices that...

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